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A key index of United States prices ticked higher in April, and consumer spending rebounded, a sign that inflationary pressures in the economy remain high.
Taipei, Taiwan – Microsoft and the “Five Eyes” network of Western intelligence partners have accused Chinese state-sponsored hackers of carrying out attacks against critical infrastructure in the United States.
Ilorin, Nigeria – On Monday, as Nigeria’s president-elect Bola Tinbu is sworn into office, Olusegun Badmus will be one of several million people watching.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been embroiled in a bitter tussle with Walt Disney Co that began last year when the media company criticised a state bill on sexual identity and has spread to oversight of municipal services at its parks.
Malaysian authorities have seized watches released by Swiss company Swatch to celebrate LGBTQ pride, the latest incident to raise concerns about the rights of sexual minorities in the Muslim-majority country.
Japanese brand Uniqlo has decided to leave Russia after suspending its operation there last year, opening the path for a sale of the business, the daily Izvestia cited Russia’s deputy trade minister as saying.
Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a farming community and an abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time, has died at the age of 83.
Sam Smith has apologized after stopping a concert in Manchester after just four songs, due to "vocal issues".
Actress Halle Bailey delivers a "star-making" performance as Ariel in Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, according to critics.
The playlist, which boasts over one million followers on the platform, has become one of the leading vehicles for African music to reach new audiences in the streaming era.
Authorities on the island of Guam have warned residents to take precautions as the remote US territory located in the Pacific Ocean prepares for a possible direct hit from an oncoming storm named Typhoon Mawar.
The first of three Russian hypersonic missile scientists to be arrested on suspicion of treason will go on trial next week in a case which sources say involves accusations of betraying secrets to China.
Danique Martis lives on Bonaire, a Caribbean island that attracts tens of thousands of divers every year to its teeming coral reefs.
Geneva/Berlin – On the morning of her court hearing, Virginia woke up with cold clammy hands and feet, gasping for air. She was having another panic attack.
Bayern Munich wins 11th straight Bundesliga title with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Cologne, clinching the trophy from Borussia Dortmund. Jamal Musiala's 89th-minute goal secured the win.
Rodrygo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Sevilla in their penultimate game of the La Liga season.
Spanish police have arrested four men suspected of hanging a dummy of Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior from a bridge in January in Madrid.
Oakland, United States – When the hall-of-fame sportswriter Frank Deford took a trip to Oakland, California in 1968 he did not seem to hold the hardscrabble city in high regard, but allowed that it at least had sport going for it.
“Remember, you are white, a man of the superior race,” this was one of the rules Lieutenant Grigorii Chertkov espoused while deployed in Africa in the service of the Russian Empire in 1897.
On April 24, just nine days after the beginning of Sudan’s deadly conflict, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) said they agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire on the back of two days of “intense” negotiations led by the United States and Saudi Arabia.
President William Ruto’s recent speech in South Africa, where he advocated against the age-old situation in which African leaders and their respective countries have been repeatedly bullied by their more powerful global partners, brings into perspective the emergent generation of leaders who are aware of the reality of changing trends within the international political order.
Authorities must take the El Niño warning as a wake-up call to prepare for serious disruptions and displacement of large populations. The El Niño rains of 1997-98 found the government unprepared. The deaths and financial losses were phenomenal.

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The Premier League title has been wrapped up and the Champions League places are set, but there is still a relegation battle to be decided and a European spot on the line when the season ends on Sunday.
The world is failing to protect civilians as the death toll of people caught up in conflicts surged more than 50 percent from the previous year, the United Nations chief said.
Cambodia’s embattled opposition Candlelight Party has lost its appeal against disqualification from forthcoming national elections, which effectively means the country’s long-ruling leader, Prime Minister Hun Sen, will stand unchallenged at the polls in July.
Kyiv, Ukraine – This week, a man with yellow and blue plastic bands on his helmet and camouflage uniform was filmed riding atop an armoured vehicle.
Algerian opposition figure Karim Tabbou has been taken into custody for unknown reasons, with his brother saying plainclothes police officers took him from his home.
A Mississippi family is demanding a police officer be charged with aggravated assault for shooting an 11-year-old boy after police responded to the child’s own domestic disturbance call at his home.
With the acrid smell of burning tyres hanging in the air, Conakry resident Mariame Diallo pointed to blood splatters on a wall where she said her teenage brother was shot at close range during a protest in the capital against Guinea’s military government on May 11.
Kyiv, Ukraine – According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Bakhmut resembles Hiroshima after the 1945 nuclear bombing. The ravaged southeastern city, home to about 70,000 people before the war broke out, has been reduced to ruins after a 10-month-long siege.

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A prominent Pakistani television journalist known for his public support of former Prime Minister Imran Khan has been missing for two days, raising fears for his safety.
Istanbul, Turkey – The two weeks between Turkey’s first and second round of voting has seen a marked change in campaign intensity as the country enters the uncharted territory of a presidential run-off.
United States regulators have given approval for Elon Musk’s start-up Neuralink to test its brain implants on people.
The transfer of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine would raise the question of NATO’s involvement in the conflict, Russia’s Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has said.
Russia’s southern Belgorod region came under attack from Ukrainian artillery fire, mortar shells and drones on Friday, authorities said, days after one of the most daring cross-border attacks since the war began.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on the world to prevent future wars by ensuring Russia is the “last aggressor”, capping a visit to Japan that secured new sanctions against Moscow and weapons for Kyiv.
The United States has signed a defence and maritime surveillance agreement with Papua New Guinea (PNG) during visit by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a move that will it easier for the forces of both countries to train together.
US President Joe Biden is speaking to reporters at the summit, and is expected to be followed by a briefing by his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
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